Unlock the Code to a Better CDI Program
More than 20% of Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) programs will be growing within the next 12 months. CDI is a hot topic thanks to healthcare systems expanding into out-patient and ambulatory CDI or increasing their in-patient CDI staff based on the necessity for improved physician and provider documentation.
It’s likely your hospital’s internal teams are experiencing the strain from recent electronic medical record (EMR) implementations and more demanding reimbursement models. This leaves little or no time to evaluate and improve your clinical documentation processes. So how can you unlock the potential of an elevated CDI program without readily available internal resources?
Start With An Audit from the Experts
An audit conducted by a experienced third-party partner helps identify major pain points and types of coding errors across all departments. The result is a strategy to address the inefficiencies found. When selecting a CDI partner to improve your processes, ask about their capabilities after the audit. What is the plan to educate your physicians, staff, and management on how to identify routine coding missteps, communicate coding trending, and offer ongoing insights into coding best practices?
Activate Experienced CDI Specialists
By contracting with a partner offering experienced, senior-level CDI specialists, your healthcare system can manage the day-to-day operational challenges while your CDI specialists work on improving the system.
Your contract CDI specialists can help with program management, staff augmentation, and training that is entirely focused on program creation, implementation, and optimization. Leveraging their deep knowledge of ICD-10 coding guidelines, your contract CDI specialists will work with your physicians and clinical staff to ensure the level of services and acuity is accurately reflected in the medical record and assist them during the query process.
HCTec has on-demand CDI specialists with a minimum of three years of recent and relevant experience and backgrounds in nursing or coding, process improvement, and utilization review/case management at an acute care facility. If you are looking for the keys to elevate your CDI program, let’s partner to find the best solution for your needs.